Professor of Higher Education

University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking two tenure-track faculty colleagues who have established records as exemplary scholars focused on how institutions of higher education can work to ameliorate structural inequality and create organizational and policy change for equity. We especially welcome applications from colleagues whose scholarship and teaching address structural inequalities in postsecondary education, addressing at least one of the following areas: higher education organization and administration (organizations, governance, or leadership); higher education policy (federal, state, or institutional levels; diversity and equity in policy making and implementation); higher education law. We seek candidates with strong expertise and experience using critical approaches toward quantitative, mixed, and/or multi-methods, and/or policy/legal studies. We additionally seek colleagues who are collaborative and collegial, who have a demonstrated record of positive advising and mentoring practices with graduate students, and who exhibit dedication to advancing educational opportunity and equity in higher education. The candidate should have a successful external funding portfolio for research.


  1. Conduct exemplary research that leads to the cultivation of promising ideas and publications in major scholarly outlets, as well as a successful external funding portfolio for research.
  2. Teach core graduate-level courses in the Higher Education Program and the ELPA Department for higher education scholars, leaders, practitioners, and policymakers.
  3. Advise and mentor graduate students, including chairing and serving on doctoral dissertation committees.
  4. Work with departmental staff, students, and faculty to contribute to the growth and quality of the Higher Education Program and the ELPA Department.
  5. Engage in service responsibilities associated with departmental and university membership.
  6. Inform and enrich state policy development.

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received through by October 1st at 11:59 pm; however, this position will remain open until it is filled.

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